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· September, 2009

Stories about Bahrain from September, 2009

Middle East: Arabisk, Blog Competition and Debate

  28 September 2009

Newly launched Arabisk is an annual competition to select the best Arabic blogs. First welcomed by bloggers, Egyptian bloggers are now complaining that they have been sidelined from the contest. Here is round up of their reactions.

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Middle East: The Cupcake Revolution

  25 September 2009

A cupcake revolution is taking the Middle East by storm and sweet-toothed bloggers are tracking its development. Jillian C. York reports from the frontline.

Arab Diaspora: Shall I Marry a Non-Arab?

  14 September 2009

Arab women living in diaspora have hard questions to answer. Should they marry non-Arabs, non-Muslims or converts to Islam? Palestinian blogger Mona, who lives in Canada and blogs at Rebellious Arab Girl, opens a can of worms when she asks these questions in a post, which has attracted 162 comments so far.

Bahrain: Remembering 9/11

  11 September 2009

American Vernishia Renee, who is based in Bahrain with the US military, reflects on the anniversary of 9/11: “Today, it’s a new day in Bahrain…they say it’s safe enough for dependents to come back to stay BUT it’s not safe enough to commemorate the events and the fallen from 9/11...

Bahrain: We Have Our Own Idiots

  7 September 2009

Bahraini blogger Flymenian wonders about the use of foreign labour in Bahrain: “I'm not here to say that foreigners are all bad and we do not need them, I'm simply saying instead of importing idiots to fill stupid positions why can't we employ our own idiots; at least they are...

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